Faulkner County, Arkansas

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Faulkner County, Arkansas
Faulkner County Courthouse 2012-09-30 12-25-25.jpg
Faulkner County Courthouse
Seal of Faulkner County, Arkansas
Seal
Map of Arkansas highlighting Faulkner County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
Founded April 12, 1873
Named for Sanford Faulkner
Seat Conway
Largest city Conway
Area
 • Total 664 sq mi (1,720 km2)
 • Land 648 sq mi (1,678 km2)
 • Water 16 sq mi (41 km2), 2.4%
Population
 • (2010) 113,237
 • Density 175/sq mi (68/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.faulknercounty.org

Faulkner County is a county in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 113,237[1] making it the fifth-most populous county in Arkansas. The county seat is Conway.[2]

Faulkner County is included in the Little RockNorth Little Rock–Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Faulkner County was formed from parts of Conway and Pulaski counties on April 12, 1873, and is named after Colonel Sanford C. 'Sandy' Faulkner[3] who was the composer of the popular fiddle tune "The Arkansas Traveler".

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 664 square miles (1,720 km2), of which 648 square miles (1,680 km2) is land and 16 square miles (41 km2) (2.4%) is water.[4]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 12,786
1890 18,342 43.5%
1900 20,780 13.3%
1910 23,708 14.1%
1920 27,681 16.8%
1930 28,381 2.5%
1940 25,880 −8.8%
1950 25,289 −2.3%
1960 24,303 −3.9%
1970 31,572 29.9%
1980 46,192 46.3%
1990 60,006 29.9%
2000 86,014 43.3%
2010 113,237 31.6%
Est. 2013 119,580 5.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]
Age pyramid Faulkner County[9]

As of the 2000 United States Census,[10] there were 86,014 people, 31,882 households, and 22,444 families residing in the county. The population density was 133 people per square mile (51/km²). There were 34,546 housing units at an average density of 53 per square mile (21/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 88.33% White, 8.48% Black or African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.68% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. 1.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 31,882 households out of which 35.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.70% were married couples living together, 10.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% were non-families. 22.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 15.30% from 18 to 24, 30.10% from 25 to 44, 19.50% from 45 to 64, and 9.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,204, and the median income for a family was $45,946. Males had a median income of $32,288 versus $24,428 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,988. About 7.90% of families and 12.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.90% of those under age 18 and 12.00% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Public education[edit]

Publicly funded education for elementary and secondary school students is provided by:

Private education[edit]

Privately funded education for elementary and secondary school students is provided by:

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Towns[edit]

Townships[edit]

Townships in Faulkner County, Arkansas as of 2010

Townships in Arkansas are the divisions of a county. Each township includes unincorporated areas; some may have incorporated cities or towns within part of their boundaries. Arkansas townships have limited purposes in modern times. However, the United States Census does list Arkansas population based on townships (sometimes referred to as "county subdivisions" or "minor civil divisions"). Townships are also of value for historical purposes in terms of genealogical research. Each town or city is within one or more townships in an Arkansas county based on census maps and publications. The townships of Faulkner County are listed below; listed in parentheses are the cities, towns, and/or census-designated places that are fully or partially inside the township. [12][13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 124. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 20, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved May 20, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 20, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 20, 2014. 
  9. ^ Based on 2000 census data
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab "Summary Population and Housing Characteristics, CPH-1-5, Arkansas" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. United States Census Bureau. September 2012. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  12. ^ U. S. Census Bureau. 2011 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS): Faulkner County, AR (Map). http://www2.census.gov/geo/pvs/bas/bas11/st05_ar/cou/c05045_faulkner/BAS11C20504500000_000.pdf. Retrieved 2011-08-04.
  13. ^ "Arkansas: 2010 Census Block Maps - County Subdivision". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 28, 2014. 

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Coordinates: 35°09′36″N 92°18′49″W / 35.16000°N 92.31361°W / 35.16000; -92.31361